Lying Beside You
By Michael Robotham
Twenty years ago, Cyrus Haven’s family was murdered. Only he and his brother survived. Cyrus because he hid. Elias because he was the killer.
Now Elias is being released from a secure psychiatric hospital and Cyrus, a forensic psychologist, must decide if he can forgive the man who destroyed his childhood.
As he prepares for the homecoming, Cyrus is called to a crime scene in Nottingham. A man is dead and his daughter, Maya, is missing. Then a second woman is abducted . . . The only witness is Evie Cormac, a troubled teenager with an incredible gift: she can tell when you are lying.
Both missing women have dark secrets that Cyrus must unravel to find them – and he and Evie know better than anybody how the past can come back to haunt you . . .
This breathtaking new thriller from the #1 bestselling author will keep you guessing until the very end.
Praise for Lying Beside You:
‘It’s hard to top Michael Robotham for his sheer criminal consistency. Want a great thriller that will keep you fixated to the page until the last word? He’s your man’ The Age
‘A dark, compelling thriller’ Canberra Times
‘Another terrific thriller . . . This is a well-crafted and clever mystery that quickly draws the reader in and keeps them enthralled all the way to the startling conclusion. Recommended’ Canberra Weekly
‘Flawless. Further proof that Michael Robotham is one of the most accomplished thriller writers in the world. It’s superbly paced, intricately plotted and packed with characters that leap off the page. Simply sensational’ M.W. CRAVEN
‘Compulsively readable. As always, Michael Robotham builds his nail-biter around damaged people who only want to do what’s right’ LINWOOD BARCLAY
‘Exactly the sort of thriller that pins you to your seat until you’ve finished it: a proper heart-pounding mystery with unforgettable characters and compelling twists’ JANE CASEY
‘Masterful . . . With its intriguing characters, perfectly interwoven storylines and killer twists, Robotham’s latest thriller lives up to his fans’ sky-high expectations. His best yet’ ROSE CARLYLE
‘A fantastic read – pacy, spare and engrossing’ AJAY CHOWDHURY
‘Michael Robotham is such a wonderfully perceptive writer; rich, real characters who are constantly surprising . . . I could read about these two forever’ ALEX MARWOOD
‘Michael Robotham does no
About the author:
Before becoming a novelist, Michael Robotham was a former feature writer and investigative reporter working in Britain, Australia and America, and with clinical and forensic psychologists as they helped police investigate complex, psychologically driven crimes. His debut thriller, The Suspect, introduced clinical psychologist Joe O’Loughlin and sold more than a million copies around the world. The first of a nine-book series, The Suspect is being adapted for the screen by World Productions (makers of Line of Duty and Bodyguard), starring Aidan Turner. Michael’s standalone thriller The Secrets She Keeps was adapted for TV by Network 10 and the BBC. The second series is out now.
Michael is the only Australian to twice win the UK’s prestigious Gold Dagger Award for best crime novel, for Life or Death and Good Girl, Bad Girl as well as the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for When She Was Good. His latest Book, Lying Beside You, is the third book in his bestselling Cyrus Haven and Evie Cormac series.
Michael lives in Sydney.